House of the Dragon will centre on House Targaryen, which is the home to series favourite Daenerys Targaryen and, of course, dragons. The series is being based on George R.R. Martin's 2018 prequel book Fire and Blood, a companion piece to his beloved A Song of Ice and Fire series. The whole story takes place 300 years before the main GoT storyline.
As HBO confirmed, it has placed a 10-episode order for the show, and it will go straight to series.
Martin co-created the new series with Colony showrunner Ryan Condal, who will serve as co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik. The pilot episode, as well as several others, will be directed by Sapochnik, who also helmed various GoT episodes and won an Emmy for the "Battle of the Bastards" episode.
#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO.— Game of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019
The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm
As of press time, it's unclear when House of Dragons will premiere.
As previously reported, HBO passed on the Jane Goldman prequel with Naomi Watts just yesterday (October 29). Also, various other GoT spinoffs are reportedly in various stages of development.
Meanwhile, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss also revealed they are no longer attached to the next Star Wars trilogy.